Hollywood titan Nicole Kidman saddles up for the New Twenties as the cover star of the January issue, to mark the new decade. As her new film, Bombshell, opens with a bang (based on the sex scandal that rocked Fox News, the jewel in Murdoch’s empire) Kidman opens up to Tatler about taking risks, finding love again and a future of big little highs.
On being a mother for the first-time as a 20-something (when she was married to Tom Cruise) and then as a 40-something: “I think it’s just a journey. And the first thing is there’s no right and wrong. There’s just different children. I once got this wonderful advice from my grandmother. Every child is given some adversity. Where you’re born. What you’re up against. Your parents get divorced. There’s always going to be problems. And the greatest thing is that the love is enough.”
On travelling the world for work with her husband and daughters and contemplating what this will mean for her daughters in the future: “Who knows? When they’re older, they’ll probably think, ‘My parents dragged me around the world. I’m never leaving this one town.’ Kids can be quixotic. Kids can be perverse. And there’s nothing you love more. When that shift happens, and you [become a parent], it’s a cataclysmic change. Everything shifts. That depth of love is unfathomable, and deeply painful, and extraordinarily joyful.”
For the full interview, read the January issue, on sale Thursday 5 December.
Cover: Fendi Jersey Blazer and Taffeta Shirt | Vintage Chanel Pearl Necklace | Lock & Co. Hatters Hat
Image 1: Christian Dior Couture Lamé Ensemble
Image 2: Giorgio Armani Satin and Velvet Cape
Styled by Sophie Pera
Hair by Italo Gregorio
Makeup by Molly R. Stern
[Photo Credit: Jack Waterlot/Tatler Magazine]